How Do I Use My WalMart Gift Card for My Purchase?

Using your Walmart gift card can help you get the items you want without spending your cash. Walmart gift cards can be added at checkout online or can be loaded into your Walmart wallet and used for purchases through the app or scanned in the store. Classic gift cards can also be scanned at any register when checking out at a Walmart store.

Christian Allen is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Jul 13, 2023

You've been given a Walmart gift card and want to purchase that one item you've had your eye on, but how do you use your gift card for your purchase? You can learn more about Walmart purchasing by contacting customer support here, and below are ways you can use your gift card to complete your purchase.

Using Your Walmart Gift Card

Walmart gift cards can be used online, through the mobile app, or in person.

Online Purchases

To use your Walmart gift card online, do the steps below.

  1. Open Walmart's website in your browser and log into your account.
  2. Add items to your cart.
  3. Open shopping cart.
  4. Click "Continue to Checkout."
  5. Enter the shipping address.
  6. Under payment methods, click "Add a New Payment Method."
  7. Enter the 16-digit gift card code found on the back of the card, then click "Save Card."
  8. Complete the remainder of the fields to confirm the order and payment and complete the process.

Walmart App

Walmart gift cards can be added to your Walmart pay wallet in the Walmart app. When making a purchase using the app, you can select gift card as the payment method. Gift cards can be used to reload your balance in your Walmart pay wallet and can be used for online or in-store purchases. The gift card loaded to your app can be used for mobile scans and going shopping.

To add a gift card for use with purchases, do the following:

  1. Open the Walmart app and log into your account.
  2. Select "Wallet."
  3. Click "Add new payment method."
  4. Select gift card as the payment type.
  5. Enter the 16-digit card number.
  6. Click "Save Card" to store it in the wallet.
  7. Select the gift card to use for purchases.

In Person

Classic gift cards can also be scanned at any register when making an in-store purchase. At the self-checkout, select gift card as the payment method to apply the balance to your overall total.

Using your Walmart gift card allows you to purchase the items you want online, through the app or in person quickly and conveniently. The gift card can be added as the preferred payment method on your online account or app, and you can reload the balance anytime. For more information or assistance, contact Walmart customer support here.

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